Fanboys and girls are making their presence known in Hollywood in a new way. Thanks to online petitions, it's easier than ever to voice your opinion. Recently, thousands joined forces to express their anger at Ben Affleck's casting as Batman. It doesn't matter if you like or loathe a decision, petitions are the new go-to.
Thankfully, the latest one has nothing to do with actor bashing. In fact, it's the exact opposite. Over at Change.org, nearly 16,000 fans (as of now) are in support of a solo Marvel film based on Tom Hiddleston's Loki. We guess the thought of him not appearing in the Avengers sequel is just too much to bear.
Here's an excerpt from the mission statement:
We feel Loki (as portrayed by Tom Hiddleston), due to the astounding following both the character and actor have earned as a result of the Marvel films, more than warrants further exploration of his story. We believe such an endeavor would not only be profitable and successful but provide a larger view for general audiences of the incredibly complex and diverse personality a well-known villain of the Marvel universe is gifted with. To explore this darker side of the Thor storyline would be to give credit to a compelling individual, his remarkable portrayer and an appreciative audience that feels a fierce loyalty to both in an unprecedented way.
Simply put: He has an army.
We understand the Loki love. We get that Hiddleston has a strong Internet fan base. But we'd rather have him in small doses. Do you really want to oversaturate the Marvel Cinematic Universe with him? A prime example is Wolverine in the X-Men franchise. Could you imagine if X-Men Origins and The Wolverine never happened and he suddenly reappeared for Days of Future Past? It would be a cinematic event. There's some truth to that old phrase: "Absence makes the heart grow fonder." Let's really think about this.
Should they give Loki a spinoff or give him a break?